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Catherine Jagiellon

1526 - 1583

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Catherine Jagiellon (Polish: Katarzyna Jagiellonka; Swedish: Katarina Jagellonica, Lithuanian: Kotryna Jogailatė; 1 November 1526 – 16 September 1583) was a Polish princess and Queen of Sweden as the first wife of King John III. As such, she was also Duchess of Finland (1562–1583) and Grand Princess of Finland (1581–1583). Catherine had significant influence over state affairs during the reign of her spouse and negotiated with the pope to introduce a counter-reformation in Sweden. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Catherine Jagiellon has received more than 110,652 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Catherine Jagiellon is the 1,733rd most popular politician (down from 1,699th in 2019), the 96th most popular biography from Poland (up from 99th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Polish Politician.

Catherine Jagiellon was the daughter of King John III of Poland and the sister of the Polish King Sigismund II Augustus. She married Sigismund Augustus, the son of King John III of Poland and Queen Barbara Radziwill. Catherine Jagiellon was most famous for being the mother of the future Polish King, Sigismund III Vasa.

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Among politicians, Catherine Jagiellon ranks 1,733 out of 15,577Before her are Ephialtes of Trachis, Ahmet Necdet Sezer, Conrad I of Germany, Bernie Sanders, Yun Posun, and Emperor Huizong of Song. After her are Peter IV of Aragon, Desiderius, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Hiero II of Syracuse, Hu Yaobang, and Publius Clodius Pulcher.

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Among people born in 1526, Catherine Jagiellon ranks 3Before her are Giuseppe Arcimboldo and Akechi Mitsuhide. After her are Elizabeth of Austria, Rafael Bombelli, Augustus, Elector of Saxony, Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Benedict the Moor, Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf, Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquess of Santa Cruz, and Bâkî. Among people deceased in 1583, Catherine Jagiellon ranks 2Before her is Nurbanu Sultan. After her are Fernão Mendes Pinto, Magnus, Duke of Holstein, Oichi, Shibata Katsuie, Surdas, Ivan Fyodorov, Louis VI, Elector Palatine, Antoinette de Bourbon, Oda Nobutaka, and Andrey Kurbsky.

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Among people born in Poland, Catherine Jagiellon ranks 96 out of 1,454Before her are Dziga Vertov (1896), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Friedrich Bergius (1884), Ulrich Beck (1944), Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), and Alfred von Tirpitz (1849). After her are Tadeusz Reichstein (1897), Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858), Marie Walewska (1786), Kurt Daluege (1897), Stefan Banach (1892), and Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833).


Among politicians born in Poland, Catherine Jagiellon ranks 21Before her are Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427), John II Casimir Vasa (1609), Anna Jagiellon (1523), Horst Köhler (1943), Egon Krenz (1937), and Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046). After her are Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858), Marie Walewska (1786), Kurt Daluege (1897), Karl Hanke (1903), Mieszko I of Poland (940), and Alexander Jagiellon (1461).